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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Welcome to "Day Two" of the
 May Arts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Blog Hop

**You should be arriving here from Rhea Weigand's Blog**
There is a load of wonderful prizes to be won, so be sure to leave a 
comment on the May Arts' Blog, as well as each place you hop!

May Arts is happy to announce the Grand Re-Opening of their website and blog!
 Plus you will see new things such as a forum and gallery

For my 'ribbon cutting' project I went with a simply simple treat bag for Halloween

From Michael's craft store I purchased this inexpensive tote bag and felt bat...
 together it was less than $5.  I kept the design basic by adding lengths
of Black/White Swiss Dot ribbon to the sides and then adding a row of the
puffy Bat Trim to just the bottom.  Two large buttons at the top finished the look.

After gluing the bat in place, I outlined the shape with a fabric glue and
Black/White Baker's Twine.  I gave him pom pom eyes and a pom pom nose...I
love how adding these pieces made him even more whimsical!
A pretty Orange/White Oval bow, a candy corn button by Dress-It Up
and my "Batty Bat Bag" is complete!

May Arts products used: 5/8" Grosgrain Dots Ribbon; Satin Cutouts-Bats;
1.5" Grosgrain w/ Ribbon White Oval; 2mm Baker's Twine

You will surely want to see all of the inspiration from the
rest of the May Arts' Ribbon is the list in order for today's hop:
·         Candy Rosenberg
·         Jen Shears
·         Karen Baker
·         Lalo IK
·         Virginia Fynes
·         Rhea Weigand
·         Shellye McDaniel
·         Sandy Allnock
·         DeeDee Catron

**Your next stop is Sandy Allnock's Blog** 
Enjoy the hop and I wish you good luck at one of the fab prizes!


  1. Fabulous idea .. this is so cute thank you for sharing!

  2. FUN batty treat bag Shellye!!!
    LOVE all the little extras you have added to make it super special, like the twine outline on the bat to match the dotty ribbon edge and the cute tiny teenie bats along the bottom :)

  3. Shellye, this bag so cute! I love the idea and want to make one for each of my kids. How adorable is that li'l guy??!

  4. Cute, cute treat bag. Love the candy corn added to the bow.

  5. Simple, but oh, so cute! Love the puffy bat!

  6. So cute! I love the way you assembled the bat with all of the creative elements!

  7. This is adorable--perfect ribbon choice and I like the candy corn button.

  8. Awe. This is so cute. I love the ribbon bow on the bat. Awesome idea's.

  9. Adorable bag ! My 17yr old daughter thought so too.

  10. Your bat is so cute! Love how you used the twine around the edges of it, I thought you had stitched it! Love the pompom eyes & nose, very cute look!

  11. This is really cute!! I love bats, Love the twine outline and the little candy corn center to your pretty bow. Really great project!!!
    <3 J

  12. Love, love, love the bag!! Such a bright orange on the tote, it really makes the black bat pop. Thanks for a great idea for Halloween.

  13. what an absolutely adorable bag! so much fun! :)

  14. The ribbon you chose is so beautiful and perfect for your wonderful bag. It's sure to be a big hit and a favourite keepsake. Thanks for the inspiration and have a great day. :-)

  15. AWESOMENESS!!!! WOW i just love the bag you made, you picked the perfect ribbons and the bag is sure to be the envy of all the other trick and treaters. super great job, really, really cute. xoxo

  16. Too cute, love the bat. The candy corn button is perfect.

  17. The bat is adorable. Fabulous project. Now it needs to be filled with candy....LOL

  18. Ack! So cute! I love that little bat, the twine edging around the bat is just perfect!

  19. Start selling these adorable bags..great idea and nicely finished!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S

  20. OMG! This is soooo adorable!! I love Halloween,and these would be great for my grankids! Love your inspiration,and style,so now Im a follower.Thanks again! Have a Blessed Day!

  21. What a sweet bag! I know quite a few youngsters ( and some not so young-sters) who would enjoy that bag. Well done!

  22. Oh my goodness is this cute. My grand-daughter would go batty over this for sure!

  23. Super cute! Love the ribbon bow in the middle of the bat and the twine around the edges.

  24. Adorable, Love the added touch of the twine around the bat. The candy corn button is perfect.

  25. L

    The candy corn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. This Halloween project is just too cute! Enjoyed the use of twine a as an outline. Well done!

  27. What an adorable bag! This is perfect as a candy bag :)

  28. How cute is that!!! Great job on dressing up that bag.

  29. What an adorable bat and bag! Love the orange and white bow you gave him, and the bakers twine is perfect!

  30. Cute bag!! Love the bat with the ribbon bowtie!!

  31. Love your adorable orange bag!

  32. This batty bat bag is Superdy Duperdy Cute!!!!!! I like the twine around him. I was wondering what that was! You picked the best ribbons to decorate with too!!! I would love to receive this as a gift bag on Halloween! Who wouldn't???

  33. Super cute! Love, love, love the bat!!!

  34. Love how those simple touches of ribbon and felt have transformed the bag!

  35. What a great idea for a trick or treat bag. I love how the twine set off the bat and I think that big orange bow is so cute on him.

  36. I love this treat bag -- especially the nose and eyes on the bat! -- plus all the yummy May Arts ribbons. Super cute!

  37. This is too cute for words! I am not much for Halloween but I adore this bag! Thanks for sharing!!

  38. What a super bag. Can totally see it being used door to door. Thanks.


  39. Cute bag. Any age would be happy to use this bag during the Halloween season. thanks for sharing. I'm going shopping tomorrow. Have to look for a bag and bag. Add some ribbon and I'm ready to trick or Treat


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